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Steam Alternatives

Steam is described as 'digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation' and is a leading Game Store in the social & communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Steam for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, Linux, Mac and Android. The best alternative is GOG.com, which is free. Other great apps like Steam are itch.io, Humble Bundle, Epic Games Store and Origin.

Steam alternatives are mainly Game Stores but may also be Game Library Managers or App Stores. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Steam.
This page was last updated Jun 30, 2022
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  1. ShinyLoot

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    ShinyLoot is an independently developed web-based, game distribution service. The store combines hybrid DRM-free downloads with Steam keys, search filters with over 180 individual game features, equal PC/Mac/Linux support, and an indie-centric library.

    Discontinued

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  2. Direct2Drive

    • Online

    Get Full Version PC Game Downloads - Why drive to the store or wait for shipping when you can download games straight to your PC now at D2D!



  3. Vapor — LÖVE Distribution Client

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Vapor is a client for installing video games made with the game engine LÖVE.

  4. CJS CD Keys

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    CJS CD Keys, has been around since November 2009 and has since grown to become one of the largest CD Key stores online today, offering genuine and brand new activation codes for all the latest PC Games, which can be used to get full digital downloads of the games.

  5. GameSpy Arcade

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    GameSpy Arcade is a multiplayer game server browsing utility. GameSpy Arcade allows players to view and connect to available multiplayer games, and chat with other users of the service.

    Discontinued



  6. Spark Console

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    Spark Console is a cross-distributors PC Gaming client. It can automatically scan and import all all installed games on your computer from other clients.

  7. Viveport

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • HTC Vive

    Viveport is the Virtual Reality content store and subscription service operating in more than 60 countries globally. Users can explore a wide range of immersive experiences across 2000+ apps, games and videos.

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    They're both places to get games (and other software) from, but VivePort deals in VR stuff (Vive stuff, even) and is subscription, while Steam is for general desktop gaming and is once-off purchases (excluding DLC).

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  8. WinGameStore

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    A store dedicated to Windows and Linux games. Over a thousand games to choose from! Instantly download and play most games for sale.

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  9. Free Game Planet

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    All The Best Free Video Games With New Additions Every Day.

  10. insani

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Insani produced a large number of officially-sanctioned English language translations of Japanese doujin visual novels from 2004 to 2008. The circle also translated demo versions of commercial visual novels.

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